Joseph-Marie JacquardNé à Lyon le 7 Juillet 1752 Mort à Oullins le 7 Aout 1834
Lithograph, sheet 215 x 160mm (8½ x 6¼"). Offered with photograph of the 1862 International Exhibition at the Royal Horticultural Society, London.
Portrait of Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1834), French silk-weaver and inventor. After fighting in the French Revolution Jacquard, the son of a weaver, patented a drawloom for weaving patterned silks in 1801. In 1804 he introduced (but never patented) the so-called Jacquard mechanism, the 'first practical application of punch-cards to the automatic control of a manufacturing process'. After a portrait by Claude Bonnefond (1796-1880), genre painter and teacher at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Jacquard's hometown of Lyon.
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